San Diego's Jazz


3 Giant Losses for the Art Form, Daniel, Gerald and Joe
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 15, 2014
The last few week's have provided major blows for Jazz.  We lost one of our very own here in San Diego (Daniel Jackson) but also Gerald Wilson and Joe Sample.  These men were integral to the art form as composers and arrangers.  Their trumpet and piano, respectively, lent to the honest voice of jazz music.  For Gerald, it began in the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra in 1939 when he replaced the star trumpeter in the group at the time (Sy Oliver). Joe's contribution started in hard bop and grew into many different styles of playing. Both men led bands and forged new roads. Their music and jazz history will preserve forever. 
Brother Jack McDuff - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 15 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 15, 2014
Brother Jack McDuff is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting September 15, 2014.'s Ron Wynn calls McDuff "A marvelous bandleader and organist as well as capable arranger..." and about the work on his instrument " of the funkiest, most soulful styles of all time on the Hammond B-3."  Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 17, the 88th anniversary of his birth in 1926.

Tune into Jazz 88.3 and all week as our hosts play the music of this versatile artist. Read the entire article for more facts about Brother Jack and your chance to comment on your favorite tunes...
Creative Music September 11, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: September 12, 2014
There was something in the air that made hesitation seem inexcusable.
  • The Diminished Triangle by Gerald Wilson was grand and sweeping, varied and flexible, a showcase for strong writing and playing. He contributed greatly, rest in peace.
  • The Great Lake Suite will prove to be problematic because it's pretty deep in the dig/digest/grok sense and it provides endless variables of any/all elements. Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, John Lindberg, Jack DeJohnette.
  • Charles Gayle is commitment personified. He is like a laser beam of intention balancing between Larry Roland and Michael TA Thompson.
Thanks for listening
Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys Celebrate Lou Curtiss at Jazz Live San Diego Tuesday September 9 2014
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 9, 2014
A fantastic night of Jazz Live San Diego with Jeffrey Joe Morin with Trio Los Besos, Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, and all in honor of the diamond birthday of Jazz 88.3's host of Jazz Roots, Lou Curtiss...
  • Coming Up - Jazz 88 Speakeasy (On-Demand, Click to Play): Jazz Live San Diego (Entire Show), Tuesday, September 9, 2014
  • Coming Up - Jazz 88 Speakeasy: Janet Klein Jazz Live San Diego Interview, Tuesday, September 9, 2014\
  • Coming Up - Jazz 88 Speakeasy: Jazz Live San Diego Preview - Joshua Breakstone - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ()
    • Biography of Joshua Breakstone by Scott Yanow
    • Review of 2014 With The Wind and The Rain: "Loaded with creative solos, improvisational twists, an excellent selection of music and a lively augmented string-based instrumentation, the With the Wind and the Rain reveals a masterful performance from Joshua Breakstone and crew, and challenges the normal definition of the standard rhythm section.
2014.9.8 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 8, 2014
A list of new to really RAVE about, with new projects from former Jazz Live San Diego guests The Bad Plus and Roseanna Vitro, Jane Bunnett, Stanley Clarke, former San Diegan Kristin Korb, Chick Corea, and LOAD MORE! You can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, September 8, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! (Update: Link to TNJT Debut coming soon)! 
  • JANE BUNNETT – “MAQUEQUE” (Justin Time)
  • STANLEY CLARKE – “UP” (Mack Avenue)
  • KRISTIN KORB – “FINDING HOME” (Double K Music)
Read the entire article for the full list with further annotations and a place for you to Comment On The New! 

Every Shade of Blue, New Host!
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: September 8, 2014
San Diego Blues Festival founder and music writer Michael Kinsman has begun hosting “Every Shade of Blue” Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight. You can hear his first show by clicking this link and in the future all shows will be in the Speakeasy. Kinsman succeeds on-air personality “T,” who retired June 30 after more than 30 years with the station. “We’re thrilled to have Kinsman join us,” said Program Director Claudia Russell. “His love for the blues, the San Diego community and music education is unwavering – a perfect fit for KSDS."
Steve Turre - Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 8 2014
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 8, 2014
Steve Turre is the Jazz 88 Artist of the Week for September 8, 2014. You'll be hearing his music all week as our hosts pay tribute to the man calls "Perhaps the most visible jazz trombonist of the 20th and 21st centuries. " Here's our "AOW" version of the Portrait in Jazz feature of Steve Turre...

Read the full article for your opportunity to pay tribute, through comments, to this great, living Jazz Trombonist, along with links to additional information about Steve, video and photos of his appearance at Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, January 13, 2009, and more!
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday September 8 2014 - Juice Box
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 8, 2014
LIVE Monday, September 8, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM,, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). 
New Adds at Jazz 88, Top 10 Countdown, Jazz News, and more coming up!
Creative Music September 4, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: September 6, 2014
Originally I wanted to type this as the show was underway. Capture the action. Feel the vibe. Apparently I was ignoring what I've learned over the last decades of this endeavor...the scene changes and you are at its mercy. And it has none.
  • Saturday morning, Cowles Mtn early, international break so no compelling distraction, typing now.
  • San Diego lost a local legend when Daniel Jackson passed away. He helped many musicians in many ways over the years. read more
  • Confirmed but not yet announced, yours truly will permanently fill the Friday night Progressive Nights chair, 10pm - midnight, begininning September 19th. Thursday nights unchanged except for slight adjustments in the Index of Possibilities because there should be some separation.
Thanks for listening
Daniel Jackson 1937-2014 - Resources and Remembrances
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 3, 2014
From the Home Page News Article this morning, Daniel Jackson, 1937-2014

It is with a heavy heart that Jazz 88.3 has learned of Daniel Jackson's passing this morning. He was a first rate composer, saxophonist, pianist, educator and mentor. Daniel's passion for the music and the energy it creates was unmatched. Born in La Jolla and graduated from San Diego High School, he was the epitome of San Diego Jazz. A staple. His collaborations and relationships with legends like Lenny McBrowne, Art Farmer, The Adderley brothers, Jimmy Smith, to San Diego's own- Marshall Hawkins, Charles McPherson and Gilbert Castellanos is a testament to his gift of expression. He will be cherished always. 

Read the full article for more link resources and remembrances of this largest of beings on the San Diego Jazz Music scene and your chance to leave your own comment at the bottom...but first, here's Daniel, with Marshall Hawkins and Mike Wofford from the 2013 San Diego Music Awards where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award,

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